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1911 D $2.50 Gold - Strong D? Weak D?

I'm not positive about this... figured I'd ask you guys what you think. Looks kinda strong/kinda weak to me.


  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weak D

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,174 ✭✭✭✭✭

    pretty plainly visible, I think that's a strong D but I'm no expert

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can see it and the TPGS didn’t label it weak so I am in the strong camp.

  • santinidollarsantinidollar Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s visible so I’ll say strong. PCGS says that on the weak version, the coin has to be viewed at an angle to detect the Mint mark.

  • robbylu52robbylu52 Posts: 287 ✭✭✭

    Looks strong

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Strong D.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,032 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that it’s somewhere in between, and I would not pay strong D money for it.

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    On the Indian $2.5 and $5, the mintmark is the only design element that is raised above the field and there is no raised rim on these coins so the mintmark is unprotected and will wear off quite quickly.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably the strong D and as @PerryHall indicated, has experienced significant wear. Cheers, RickO

  • JonBrand83JonBrand83 Posts: 430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a weak, strong D. =)

    Perhaps worn down.


  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In their respective pop reports, PCGS lists 1911-D “Strong D” and “Weak D”, while NGC lists “1911-D” and “1911-D Weak D”. Based on that, my thought is that since the coin in this thread wasn’t designated “Weak D”, it shouldn’t be/hopefully isn’t.

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  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, if I'm going to pay strong D money, I want a strong D. I don't think that D is strong enough for me.. Nice coin though!

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